At least 7 people killed in Mother's Day weekend shootings across the country

At least seven people have been killed in shootings across the country over the weekend, including in Georgia, Florida and Ohio.

Two were killed in a shooting Sunday morning at an Atlanta nightclub. Officers responded to the Eleven45 Lounge at 2110 Peachtree Road. According to the Atlanta Police Department, at approximately 2:28 a.m. NW, six people were found who had been shot.

Two of them were declared dead at the scene and two others were taken to a nearby hospital and are expected to survive. The condition of other victims is not known at this time.

“The initial investigation indicates the shooting occurred during a physical altercation at the location that escalated into gunfire,” the Atlanta Police Department said in a news release.

Police did not say whether anyone was in custody in connection with the incident, which is under investigation.

In Tallahassee, Florida, police found “multiple gunshot wounds” at 1147 Apalachee Parkway around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. According to updates on X, two people were declared dead at the scene.

“Two other adult victims were taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds, although their conditions are unknown,” the Tallahassee Police Department said. x,

Police did not elaborate on the events that led to the shooting, or whether anyone is in custody in connection with it. Tallahassee detectives are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting to contact them.

Elsewhere in Florida at around the same time, Tampa police officers arrested S. Launched an investigation into a shooting that occurred in a parking lot on the 500 block of Howard Avenue, in which three people were shot.

All three people were taken to hospital, where two were declared dead. According to the Tampa Police Department, the victims were identified as 28-year-old Kenneth Washington and 23-year-old Kevon Christmas. The third man's injuries are not life threatening.

“Based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed that the three individuals who were injured were known to each other and had previously interacted with each other,” the Tampa Police Department said in a news release. “Prior to the shooting, three adult males were engaged in an altercation which later escalated.”

Tampa Police Chief Lee Berkow said officers and detectives are continuing to collect evidence and investigate the incident.

“My thoughts go out to the loved ones affected by this violence, especially on a day like today,” Bercow said of the Mother's Day shooting.

On Saturday night, a Euclid, Ohio police officer was ambushed by a gunman, killing him, according to the Euclid Police Department. Prior to the incident, officers responded to a home on the 300 block of E. 211th Street after a report of a disturbance. At present it is not clear what the problem was.

The suspect in the shooting has been identified as DeShawn Anthony Vaughn, an NBC affiliate, who is still at large WKYC informed of.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost identified the officer as Jacob Durbin, who said in a statement That the person responsible “will be located and will receive full justice.”

Yost said, “It is a cruel irony that a mother lost her son on Mother's Day, and this murder occurred just as we were preparing to honor our dead during Police Memorial Week.”

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